Interview

Interview: Mike IX Williams on Sen. Jason Rapert Controversy and Censorship

February 8, 2019

Mike IX Williams addresses Senator Jason Rapert’s remarks regarding Eyehategod’s show in Little Rock, AR and discusses censorship in music.

Interview: Phil Demmel on Vio-lence Reunion, Robb Flynn and Possibility of More Shows

February 6, 2019

Current Vio-lence and former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel talks reunion, the possibility of future shows and why Robb Flynn isn’t involved this time.

(Written) Under the Sign of the Black Mark: Author Ika Johannesson On Her Swedish Metal History “Blood Fire Death”

February 6, 2019

Swedish journalist Ika Johannesson talks her fantastic and enlightening new cultural history Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story.

Interview: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte on Oli Herbert and “Victims of the New Disease”

February 4, 2019

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte discusses the passing of guitarist Oli Herbert and ninth album Victims of the New Disease, plus touring the US and Europe.

Stream & Interview: Obscure Transmissions – “Volume 2”

January 31, 2019

We catch up with our friend behind Obscure Transmissions for the details on his latest work of interstellar dark ambient, plus a full stream of Volume 2.

From the Vastland: Bloody Stories of Demons and Their Dark World

January 25, 2019

From the Vastland is making some of the best black metal out there. Check out our interview catching up with Sina, the band’s founder and chief songwriter!

Interview: Neoandertals Drummer Sandra Vungi on Veganism, Publishing Cookbooks and New Music

January 18, 2019

Sandra Vungi chats with Decibel about veganism, death metal and more in a new interview.

An Interview with Pulchra Morte

January 17, 2019

A few weeks ago, we briefly introduced you to new doom-death brightlights, Pulchra Morte. Check out our full interview with the band.

Full Album Stream: Noctambulist – “Atmospheres of Desolation”

January 16, 2019

Denver death metal mind-melters Noctambulist spawn nightmares on their Atmospheres of Desolation debut.

Photographer Alyssa Herrman Discusses New YOB Book

January 15, 2019

Photographer Alyssa Herrman discusses her new YOB photo book.

Portrayal of Guilt Reflect on “Let Pain Be Your Guide,” Share Favorite 2018 Releases

December 31, 2018

Portrayal of Guilt ended 2018 with a bang, celebrating the release of Let Pain Be Your Guide. Read a new interview with the band.

OSDM Outfit Brutality Re-record Classic Songs for ‘Antecedent Offerings’

December 21, 2018

OSDM crushers Brutality discuss new music, re-recordings and being a totally-independent band.

Food for Thought: Brainoil Discuss First Album in Seven Years

December 17, 2018

Brainoil reflect on Singularity to Extinction, their first album in seven years.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Daniel Ekeroth Interview

December 14, 2018

Rounding out our Bazillion Points tenth anniversary celebration, get to know Daniel Ekeroth, the unquestionable authority on all things Swedish Death Metal.

The Workhorse Chronicles: Matron Thorn

December 12, 2018

The prolific Matron Thorn of Ævangelist released six records in 2018 after a nearly-fatal medical emergency, and shows no signs of stopping.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Albert Mudrian Interview

November 26, 2018

Decibel’s Albert Mudrian discusses writing (and re-writing) Choosing Death and working with Bazillion Points for most of the past decade.

Stream + Interview: Kommodus – “From the Ashes of Empire”

November 16, 2018

Check out an in-depth interview with Lepidus Plague, the sole madman behind the Australian black metal band Kommodus, and stream their third demonstration, From The Ashes Of Empire.

Death Kvlt Productions: “Nothing Can Really Beat Raw, Nasty Black Metal on Cassette.”

November 9, 2018

Being a small black metal label in 2018 is a rough existence, as the market is so flooded. But somehow Death Kvlt has found a way to do it well.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Bob Plante Interview

November 8, 2018

Continuing our Bazillion Points tenth anniversary celebration, get to know lifelong metalhead demophile Bob Plante, who’s been working for years on his book, Demolition, an exhaustive encyclopedia compiling extreme metal demos from the ‘80s.

Inhabit the Corpse: An Interview (+Full Album Stream) with Devil Master

October 31, 2018

We summon Philadelphia’s Devil Master and stream their remastered compilation album, Manifestations, out this Friday on Relapse.

Interview: Vouna’s Yianna Bekris on Her Creative Process, Wolves in the Throne Room and the Impact of Environment

October 30, 2018

Vouna discusses working with Wolves in the Throne Room to release her first LP and streams the opening track, “A Place to Rest.”

Album Premiere: Sylvaine “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone” + Q&A With Sylvaine

October 30, 2018

Norwegian post-black metal outfit Sylvaine premieres dreamy new album, “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone,” on Decibel.

Q&A With Evoken’s Vince Verkay: New Album Pressures, Touring Plans

October 26, 2018

“That pressure is always there when writing a new album. It’s pressure that’s self-imposed… I would be VERY alarmed if that concern melted away.”